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£65,000 awarded for failing to promptly treat a slipped gastric band

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    Richard Coleman represented a client who brought a claim against a District Hospital for failing to promptly treat a slipped gastric band. As a result of the delay our client suffered life threatening infection, death of tissue and the need …

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Richard Coleman represented a client who brought a claim against a District Hospital for failing to promptly treat a slipped gastric band. As a result of the delay our client suffered life threatening infection, death of tissue and the need for a gastrectomy.

The hospital tried to argue that as a general district hospital they could not be expected to know how to deal with something as complicated as a gastric band. Richard succeeded in forcing the Defendant hospital to accept that these procedures are now common in the UK and so all hospitals can expect to see some patients and that the principles involved in terms of diagnosis and treatment were general and not specific to weight loss (bariatric) surgery, and the claim succeeded. Our client received compensation of £65,000.

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